Kolos Kaszaly, Chief Technology Officer at Docler Holding, gave us his feedback about the Game of Code competition, after an intensive 36-hours hackathon and after an inspiring pitching session.
He explained Docler Holding's motivations to sponsor Game of Code and to propose inspiring challenges for each edition of the hackathon.
Why did you choose to sponsor a challenge at Game of Code? What did it bring to your company?
When Docler founded Game of Code with Farvest 6 years ago, we believed both then and now that coding is fun, and hosting an event where engineers are invited to play a “game” to challenge each other would be an amazing opportunity.
We are committed to contributing to the various developer communities of the world, not only by sponsoring hackathons, but also with other events such as our Docler Tech Talks. We are happy that many of our own engineers participate in the Game of Code Challenges, year in and year out.
What did you think about the solutions/projects proposed by the teams during the weekend?
We were happy that all of the solutions were creative and that all the teams worked on their own authentic idea. The teams made great progress in the 36 hours they were given, considering that majority of the projects were created from scratch.
It was huge plus seeing that most of the projects were already functional and were presented to the jury via live demos. This allowed us to not only believe their concepts, but witness its functionality in real time. The teams also took into account the ongoing global pandemic in their ideas, and submitted projects that aligned with the current circumstances.
Would you recommend this competition?
Definitely, Game of Code is a great opportunity to bring developers from around the world together and challenge one another in multiple skills: creativity, coding, design, UI, UX, and presentation. Game of Code also allows the participants to take part in multiple projects instead of just one. And last but not least, we provide a generous prize to not only our first place winners, but to the 2nd and 3rd place runner-ups.
If you had to pass a message to coding teams all over the world, from which country would you like to get an answer from in particular?
I would like to hear from coders of every country, from beginners to experienced, and even those who are just getting interested in the field. Docler takes pride in the diversity of experience and backgrounds within our offices and it only improves our company. No matter the walk of life, if you are passionate and willing to learn and work in a unique and innovative environment, Docler is the place to be.